Grant Profile

District of Columbia Public Schools

Cohort:
TIF 4
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The goal of the grant is that by the end of SY 2016–17, at least 90 percent of all DPCS teachers and school leaders will be Highly Effective or Effective as determined by the IMPACT evaluation system. Introduced districtwide in 2009, the Teacher IMPACT evaluation system derives teacher effectiveness using four components: student growth data measured through an Individual Value-Added student growth metric (35 percent); a teacher-assessed student growth/achievement component (15 percent); the Teaching and Learning Framework, which measures instructional expertise through observations from school leaders and third-party observers called Master Educators (40 percent )*; and Commitment to School Community, which assesses support and collaboration provided within the school community (10 percent). For principals and assistant principals, the School Leader IMPACT evaluation system comprises two primary components: student achievement goals (50 percent) and the Leadership Framework, which measures competency in six key areas: instruction, family and community engagement, operations, personal leadership, talent management, and school culture (50 percent).

*The Master Educator program was phased out at the end of SY 2015–16, and principals and assistant principals complete the observation component of IMPACT evaluations at the school level .

Grant
Information

1200 First Street, NE
10th Floor
Washington
Washington, DC
20002
(202) 725-8988
Project Director: 
Scott Thompson
Grant Number: 
S374A120052
Award amount: 
$62,282,839
STEM Grantee: 
No
Number of districts: 
1
Number of schools: 
87
Number of principals: 
87
Number of teachers: 
2,865
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